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Pronunciation: ar-tēr′ē-ō-stĕ-nō′sis

Definition: Narrowing of the caliber of an artery, either temporary, through vasoconstriction, or permanent, through arteriosclerosis.

[arterio- + G. stenōsis, a narrowing]

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